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EARLY MORNING OPENINGS & SENSORY FRIENDLY EVENINGS

EARLY MORNING OPENINGS

The Intrepid Museum offers Early Morning Openings and Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By opening its doors early for children (ages 3-18) and their families or keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the morning, educators lead short, interactive tours designed for all learners, as well as drop-in art activities and structured social/play opportunities. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.

Upcoming Programs:

Summer 2021 programs are at the Museum! The Intrepid Museum opens its doors early for children with autism and their families and stays open late for teens and adults. Families can pick up a sensory bag with interactive activities designed for the whole family, and explore the Museum without the crowds! Participants receive a social narrative ahead of time.

Programs are free but registration is required. To register, please follow the registration link. Registration typically opens one month in advance. If you have any questions, please contact
access@intrepidmuseum.org.

Early Morning Openings for children with autism and their families (ages 3-18)
Select Saturdays: 8:30am-10:00am (Families must check in by 9:30am and are welcome to stay in the Museum after it opens to the public at 10:00am.)
Aircraft Exploration
Saturday, July 24, 8:30am-10:00am
Welcome aboard! Explore the Intrepid Museum’s historic aircraft at the first in-person, sensory-friendly Early Morning Opening in over a year! See aircraft from World War II to the Cold War, learn about their similarities and differences, and get up close to a helicopter, all before the Museum opens to the public. REGISTER NOW
 
A Day in the Life…
Saturday, September 25, 8:30am-10:00am
Come and begin your day with the Intrepid Museum! Explore historic spaces and learn how sailors, worked and relaxed on Intrepid, all before the Museum opens to the public.
 
Sensory Friendly Evenings for teens and adults with autism and their families and friends (ages 14+)
Select weekdays: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Flight Deck
Tuesday, June 29, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Visit Intrepid’s flight deck, where aircraft took off and landed. Explore the many airplanes and helicopters in the Museum’s collection and go behind the scenes to take a closer look at some of these amazing aircraft without the crowds.

REGISTER NOW

 
Hangar Deck
Friday, September 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Explore the hangar deck where airplanes were stored, repaired and refueled while Intrepid was in service. Take your time after hours to explore exhibits, meet some of Intrepid’s former crew members, and learn what it was like to live on board.

 


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Call: 646-381-5020
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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